Category Archives: To do / To visit

Sherlock location, Tyntesfield Manor + Happy New Year!

Happy New Year folks! I hope it’s an amazing one for you. We celebrated at home with the fireworks on the telly and it was a lovely night. (A little disappointed that the big house down the road didn’t do … Continue reading

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Christmas Party at Charlton House, Shepton Mallet

On Saturday evening it was the Shepton Mallet Slimming World Christmas party. It’s a bit weird a slimming group going out for a meal, but hey ho, I’m not going to say no as it’s my only Christmas party with … Continue reading

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Review of Sudden Death at Thornbury Manor written by Chris Lewis & Carol Hutton. Performed by Pilton Players

I’ve been asked to write a review of the play, which I watched on Thursday. So here it is: What a wonderful evening out in Pilton! Walking into the hall it was a pleasant surprise to find we sat at … Continue reading

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Birmingham NEC, MCM Comic Con

It was a bit of a drive for us, but the kids have wanted to go to a comic con for a while, so it was worth it for them. Never having been before, I wasn’t entirely sure what to … Continue reading

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The Vintage Bazaar at the Cheese & Grain in Frome, Somerset

This was a couple of weeks ago now, but what with Easter and bank holidays, time seems to be passing double quick. So anyway, my daughter and her friend were interested and off we went on a sunny Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Monterey Bay Aquarium, California

This is apparently the largest aquarium in the United States. We weren’t doing Seaworld this time, and my husband enjoys aquariums, so we decided to visit this one…

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Elephant seals at California

It’s always fascinating seeing animals you normally only ever see in zoos, actually in the wild. So we went looking for elephant seals on the Californian coast…

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Highway 1 and Big Sur, West coast California

It is the area of coast up from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The quicker route between the two cities is route 101, which is the road we took last time, but we thought we’d take the scenic route…

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Solvang and Nojoqui Falls county park, California

It looked very close to the coast on the map, but turned out to be quite a long way out of our route. We thought we’d have a go at visiting somewhere different in the the Rough Guide guidebook.

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The Los Angeles Natural History Museum

It was very different from the one in London! Firstly, it wasn’t free like we expected – it was $6 each plus $6 to park the car. This is what we thought of the place…

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